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Thanks to the guys on the Scimitar forum, they gave me some leads to more Renaults of the period and yes, they were widely used on many models. Also thanks once again to @Giniw who has found that they are in plentiful supply in France*, not surprisingly.

A summary then - well for now. There are three types of switch and one blanking cap:

Heated rear window/front fog/front driving/rear fog (cap legends differ depending on application)
Torrix TBA
TRW TBA

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Single pole on/off with five contacts, although only four are used. Lotus wiring diagrams:

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Hazard warning (there is a variant with a red ring insert around the triangle)
Torrix 1865 2F
Torrix 2804 0M
TRW TBA

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Double pole on/off with nine contacts, although only eight are used. Lotus wiring diagram:

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Head lamp/side lamp
Torrix 3174 5M
Torrix 3172 7B
TRW 3172 5F

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Double pole on/off with six contacts, all used. Lotus wiring diagrams:

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Blank
Torrix TBA
TRW TBA

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Cross References

Lotus Esprit 1988 - 1997
Parking lamps        A082M6343F
Main lighting        A082M6344F Headlamp symbol (Europe)
Main lighting        A082M6345F Bulb symbol (USA)
Heated rear screen        A089M6347F
Hazard warning lamps    A08286346F
Front fog lamps        A082M6349F Not Sport 300
Rear fog lamps        A082M6348F
Blank            A089M6065F Sport 300

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Reliant Scimitar SS1/SST/Sabre 1984-1995
Blank
Heated rear window (when a hardtop was fitted)
Hazard warning
Rear fog
Driving lamps

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Renault Espace 1 1984-1991
Rear fog
Hazard warning
Heated rear window

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Renault Fuego 1980-1983 LHD - dash facelifted for 1984 with rhomboid switch caps - switch bodies may be the same as earlier
Renault Fuego 1980-1986 RHD
Hazard warning
Rear fog
Heated rear window

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Facelifted, different caps but switch bodies may be the same:

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Renault 9 1981-1986 and Renault 11 1983-1986 (both pre-facelift)
Rear fog
Hazard warning
Heated rear window

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Renault 18 Turbo 1980-1985
Rear fog
Heated rear window

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Renault 18 1984-1986 (fitted with Fuego dashboard)
Rear fog
Heated rear window

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* The Lotus parking/headlamp switches are something of an outsider in this, they belong to the same range but I haven't found that type used on any Renaults - well not yet. There are a lot to go through and I will continue when I have some more time. That also applies to the more common types, they may well be on other models. Possibly Renault trucks or buses...

Enlightening!

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PS thinking about this, you could adapt a hazard warning switch for parking/headlamp use, just change the caps/legend inserts over and pins 10 and 2 go unused. Should be plug compatible...

Sorted for now.

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I think I just sourced another car using a few of our switches — not exactly a mass production car though!

 

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Well, Peter Stevens designed it, which is why a lot of things are common. Wing mirrors are the same Citroen CX that we use on the Esprit!

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